Saizo San

is creating Mature RPGs and General Illustrations.

2

patrons

$4

per month
Illustrations of popular characters and a future poll ability for patrons to determine whom I will paint next :)

Zealot: Genesis is an RPG game with a humorous and sometimes dark narrative that when pieced together, fully fleshes out the world that you now find yourself in. You play the role of Trina, a thief now caught in an inescapable web of events in consequence to her theft of something that should never have been disturbed.

Current public version Alpha 1.04 (Act 4)
Download here

About the Author:

My real name's off-limits not because you shouldn't know it but because I go by my moniker more often (that, and I almost forgot my real name. to the point I have to type it down under my facebook profile name to remind myself, LOL) But you guys can call me Takahashi Saizo, or Saizo-san for short.

I am a 21-year old illustrator by choice and web designer by trade though I really hate web design and I rue the day I chose this course. I mostly stick to my desk, either playing Skyrim with 140 mods or watching Game of Thrones and listening to grand concertos on two different video outputs. I love the color Apple Green and am currently married to my desktop, having a love affair with my Wacom, and dating my laptop all at the same time (pls don't tell them). I also hate vegetables and am an avid meat lover. Sorry to all vegans out there.

Although trained in web design, my true passion lies in creating stories for my characters and I'm a self-trained illustrator. However, the scenes I drew for this game are meant to be simplified in order to match the in-game graphics and artstyle, and I apologise if anyone thinks I'm cheating them by not presenting my usual quality. This is actually for two reasons; 1. Consistently drawing at my usual quality would mean I would take AGES to draw even 1 scene, which I deem unwise. 2. it would mess up the consistency of the in-game aesthetics and throw my schedule off-point, and I'm still studying btw so I honestly can't spend too much time fine-tuning the illustrations.

About the game

The story of Zealot: Genesis is based on a manga I made in collaboration with my best friend 3 years ago. Although the manga only lasted some 40-odd pages, the narrative itself has been completed and updated numerous times over the 3 years to create an extensive and touching story involving many individuals and the choices they made to build the path to an uncertain future.

With this in mind, the core feature of this game is obviously the narrative, the characters, and the RPG style battles. There will be H-CG Artwork and Story Scenes aplenty but it acts as a support to the narrative rather than being tossed in scene after scene without appropriation. 

The game also features numerous interactions and NPCs that provide a clearer understanding of the story. Talking with some NPCs may also initiate side-quests or story related quests so it's recommended to speak with all the NPCs (Also, it'll make me happy since I wrote every single line of dialogue in game and I really want someone to read it all XD) I also plan on including numerous Special Features like Monster Arena, Coliseum Battles, and Puzzle levels provided I receive enough support and can spare the time. There is currently one special feature in-game: The Trials of the Divine, whereby you're basically put through a 'Run the Gauntlet' system that requires you to fight through numerous powerful enemies to reach the end where you will be rewarded with rare items, gold, etc.

Initially, this project started out as a University project when the brief suggested I try different softwares for developing projects. Previously, I've only had experience with Stencyl which I used to create my first video game; a psychological horror game which you can find here:

 http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/680038


The software I'm exploring with and using for this game now is RPG maker MV. Since most of the data I'm using to build the game belongs to RPG Maker by default, I intend to make up for it with my own CG artworks and the aforementioned narrative. 

Who would you be supporting?

This is a solo project initiated and now developed by me.  You would be helping a poor undergraduate to pay his college tuition and Semester fees (Also helping me feed a tank of Guppies.) Any and all pledges are appreciated :>

What are your plans for this game?

Originally lasting only one chapter, I've developed the game into 'Acts'. With each Act, the story progresses a significant amount and I plan to release at least 1 - 2 fully working Acts every month. With the current story and narrative + possible Patreon rewards, it may be possible to reach as much as 30 Acts! With time and hard work, I intend to create a game so large that you have an actual WORLD to explore. This creates chances to insert even more events, characters and scenes! I can see myself doing and working on this game long term provided I receive the support.
Tiers
Rank: Rookie Adventurer
$1 or more per month
You're a young adventurer, barely starting out on your journey and not having a lot of capital. You invest that 1 dollar to ensure you stay on track of the guild to be constantly informed and updated.

You'll receive updates and news on the game's progress.
Rank: Warrior
$3 or more per month
The warrior has varying experience in adventuring but is usually good enough to pull their own weight, oftentimes more appreciated than rookies when selected for dangerous quests.


Access to Patreon Feed, and artworks (Both the WIPS and completed pieces of Zealot: Genesis) and latest update/builds of the game 1 week before Public release.

Veteran Armsman
$10 or more per month
The Veteran is a valuable asset to any adventuring team, oftentimes being the one giving helpful bits of advice to help the young-uns stay alive.

Besides all previous rewards, you will also receive access to my other artworks/projects that I will be working on separately.
Party Leader
$20 or more per month
The party leader is a wizened person, full of battle scars and experience, having survived many dangerous endeavors and a highly essential person to have on the team.

I will include your characters as NPCs! Send me an idea of your desired character! (OCs only please, I don't want to have copyright issues.) and I'll put them into the game + 1 H-CG scene + 1 regular story scene + 1 side-quest involving your character! I'll also place your name in the credits :> (Also, all previous rewards.)
Guild Member
$30 or more per month only 5 left
A Guild member is one who has risen above common adventuring and now seats at the council table. You may very well alter the destinies of the poor souls in your employ.

I will turn your character into a PLAYABLE character with your own Unique skillsets and personal background + Your own weapons and armour + the upgrades that go with it.

(+ And all previous rewards!)
Guild Chancellor
$50 or more per month only 5 left
You control the cards and determine the fate of an adventurer under your care. Your years of wisdom will decide if he/she lives to become a hero, or face a sticky end.

I will create and dedicate an ENTIRE ACT just for you!! (+ All previous rewards.)
Goals
$4 of $500 per month
Besides Zealot, I will work on other projects that might not necessarily be adult-themed but will be fun for you regardless XD
1 of 4
Illustrations of popular characters and a future poll ability for patrons to determine whom I will paint next :)

Zealot: Genesis is an RPG game with a humorous and sometimes dark narrative that when pieced together, fully fleshes out the world that you now find yourself in. You play the role of Trina, a thief now caught in an inescapable web of events in consequence to her theft of something that should never have been disturbed.

Current public version Alpha 1.04 (Act 4)
Download here

About the Author:

My real name's off-limits not because you shouldn't know it but because I go by my moniker more often (that, and I almost forgot my real name. to the point I have to type it down under my facebook profile name to remind myself, LOL) But you guys can call me Takahashi Saizo, or Saizo-san for short.

I am a 21-year old illustrator by choice and web designer by trade though I really hate web design and I rue the day I chose this course. I mostly stick to my desk, either playing Skyrim with 140 mods or watching Game of Thrones and listening to grand concertos on two different video outputs. I love the color Apple Green and am currently married to my desktop, having a love affair with my Wacom, and dating my laptop all at the same time (pls don't tell them). I also hate vegetables and am an avid meat lover. Sorry to all vegans out there.

Although trained in web design, my true passion lies in creating stories for my characters and I'm a self-trained illustrator. However, the scenes I drew for this game are meant to be simplified in order to match the in-game graphics and artstyle, and I apologise if anyone thinks I'm cheating them by not presenting my usual quality. This is actually for two reasons; 1. Consistently drawing at my usual quality would mean I would take AGES to draw even 1 scene, which I deem unwise. 2. it would mess up the consistency of the in-game aesthetics and throw my schedule off-point, and I'm still studying btw so I honestly can't spend too much time fine-tuning the illustrations.

About the game

The story of Zealot: Genesis is based on a manga I made in collaboration with my best friend 3 years ago. Although the manga only lasted some 40-odd pages, the narrative itself has been completed and updated numerous times over the 3 years to create an extensive and touching story involving many individuals and the choices they made to build the path to an uncertain future.

With this in mind, the core feature of this game is obviously the narrative, the characters, and the RPG style battles. There will be H-CG Artwork and Story Scenes aplenty but it acts as a support to the narrative rather than being tossed in scene after scene without appropriation. 

The game also features numerous interactions and NPCs that provide a clearer understanding of the story. Talking with some NPCs may also initiate side-quests or story related quests so it's recommended to speak with all the NPCs (Also, it'll make me happy since I wrote every single line of dialogue in game and I really want someone to read it all XD) I also plan on including numerous Special Features like Monster Arena, Coliseum Battles, and Puzzle levels provided I receive enough support and can spare the time. There is currently one special feature in-game: The Trials of the Divine, whereby you're basically put through a 'Run the Gauntlet' system that requires you to fight through numerous powerful enemies to reach the end where you will be rewarded with rare items, gold, etc.

Initially, this project started out as a University project when the brief suggested I try different softwares for developing projects. Previously, I've only had experience with Stencyl which I used to create my first video game; a psychological horror game which you can find here:

 http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/680038


The software I'm exploring with and using for this game now is RPG maker MV. Since most of the data I'm using to build the game belongs to RPG Maker by default, I intend to make up for it with my own CG artworks and the aforementioned narrative. 

Who would you be supporting?

This is a solo project initiated and now developed by me.  You would be helping a poor undergraduate to pay his college tuition and Semester fees (Also helping me feed a tank of Guppies.) Any and all pledges are appreciated :>

What are your plans for this game?

Originally lasting only one chapter, I've developed the game into 'Acts'. With each Act, the story progresses a significant amount and I plan to release at least 1 - 2 fully working Acts every month. With the current story and narrative + possible Patreon rewards, it may be possible to reach as much as 30 Acts! With time and hard work, I intend to create a game so large that you have an actual WORLD to explore. This creates chances to insert even more events, characters and scenes! I can see myself doing and working on this game long term provided I receive the support.

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Tiers
Rank: Rookie Adventurer
$1 or more per month
You're a young adventurer, barely starting out on your journey and not having a lot of capital. You invest that 1 dollar to ensure you stay on track of the guild to be constantly informed and updated.

You'll receive updates and news on the game's progress.
Rank: Warrior
$3 or more per month
The warrior has varying experience in adventuring but is usually good enough to pull their own weight, oftentimes more appreciated than rookies when selected for dangerous quests.


Access to Patreon Feed, and artworks (Both the WIPS and completed pieces of Zealot: Genesis) and latest update/builds of the game 1 week before Public release.

Veteran Armsman
$10 or more per month
The Veteran is a valuable asset to any adventuring team, oftentimes being the one giving helpful bits of advice to help the young-uns stay alive.

Besides all previous rewards, you will also receive access to my other artworks/projects that I will be working on separately.
Party Leader
$20 or more per month
The party leader is a wizened person, full of battle scars and experience, having survived many dangerous endeavors and a highly essential person to have on the team.

I will include your characters as NPCs! Send me an idea of your desired character! (OCs only please, I don't want to have copyright issues.) and I'll put them into the game + 1 H-CG scene + 1 regular story scene + 1 side-quest involving your character! I'll also place your name in the credits :> (Also, all previous rewards.)
Guild Member
$30 or more per month only 5 left
A Guild member is one who has risen above common adventuring and now seats at the council table. You may very well alter the destinies of the poor souls in your employ.

I will turn your character into a PLAYABLE character with your own Unique skillsets and personal background + Your own weapons and armour + the upgrades that go with it.

(+ And all previous rewards!)
Guild Chancellor
$50 or more per month only 5 left
You control the cards and determine the fate of an adventurer under your care. Your years of wisdom will decide if he/she lives to become a hero, or face a sticky end.

I will create and dedicate an ENTIRE ACT just for you!! (+ All previous rewards.)